IHop French Toast {Breakfast for Dinner}

One of our favorite meals in our house is Breakfast for dinner! I try and make a breakfast dish at least twice a month since the kids love it so much. It is the one meal that I know they wont put up a fight about. We love going to IHop as a special treat, I think they have the best coffee, so I look forward to going whenever we have the chance. Anytime we do go, I always order their Viva La French Toast or Split Decision. Both consist of french toast. 

I was poking around a few different blogs and came across a recipe for IHop French Toast at The Sister's Cafe. I thought it would be a perfect dinner meal with bacon and scrambled eggs. I usually use texas toast to make my french toast, but this recipe uses traditional thick cut French bread. 

This recipe also added flour to their batter, so I really wanted to try this recipe. I did not get a chance to make the coconut syrup this time, but I'm definitely making it the next time. We pretty much cleaned it up, so no leftovers that particular night. If you are like us and like breakfast for dinner sometimes, I think this would be a great recipe to try.

To start cut the french bread into 1 inch slices.

this is about right. I have a total of 12 slices so I doubled the batter recipe.

First beat eggs, then add remaining ingredients

and beat with electric mixer. Dip both sides of bread and place in hot buttered pan. Flip over when browned. Serve with regular syrup or Coconut Syrup. (recipe below). I love to have mine with butter and powdered sugar just like at IHop.

IHOPs French Toast
2 - eggs, beaten 
1 - cup milk
1/8- teaspoon salt 
1 - teaspoon vanilla 
3 - tablespoons flour 
6 - slices of thick sliced French bread 

In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs using an electric mixer and then add the remaining ingredients. 

Dip both sides of bread and place in hot buttered pan. Flip over when browned. 

Serve with Coconut Syrup. I am also including The Sisters Cafe's favorite Coconut Syrup recipe below. This is their all time favorite syrup, and they ALWAYS serve it with hot breakfasts, whether it be waffles, pancakes, crepes or french toast. It’s unbeatable! I will be giving this a try next time. 

Coconut Syrup 

7-8 tablespoons butter 
¾ - cup buttermilk 
1 - cup sugar 
½ - teaspoon baking soda 
1 - teaspoon coconut extract 

Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a pot. Then turn stove on medium and stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from heat and add soda and flavoring. It will bubble up; just continue to stir and give it a few minutes for the 'fizz' to reduce before serving.


Kathy said…
Yum! We are big breakfast for dinner eaters too!!! ;) lol...
Adam said…
I like to make a loaf of bread w/ my bread machine the day before we have french toast. This loaf can be wheat, white, whole grain, whatever...as long as you throw in some cinnamon and ground cloves.
Heidi said…
We love having breakfast for dinner too. I've never eaten at IHOP, but I love french toast and can't wait to try this one out.
moderate sherri said…
What is it about breakfast for dinner that is so appealing?

-just breaks up the monotony I guess.

I love french toast- french bread is good- Hawaiian bread -even better!

I'm gonna' try this one. love the syrup idea. Powdered sugar is a must.
Anonymous said…
Yummy, we love french toast also. That looks so good.
McBee said…
Yum! The Mr. and I are HUGE fans of breakfast (anytime of day) as well!
Hi, This is my first time to your blog! :) I love breakfast for dinner and this recipe looks great!
Tina, we have always enjoyed IHOP's breakfast, especially french toast. The never ending coffee is great too. I'm so glad to see this recipe because, like and your family, we also enjoy having a breakfast dish for dinner every once in a while. Thanks neighbor.
Kathy said…
I left and award for you on my blog! Have a great day!!!
Kathy <3
Hello Tina,first visit here and I had so much fun going through your blog!We also love breakfast dinners! Hope you wont mind but I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site, just add this little widget here to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks!
McBee said…
MK, I have a request for you. We are having a chocolate extravaganza next week to celebrate nurses week and I need to bring something awesome! Any suggestions???
Tina Butler said…
McBee, Hmmm lets see maybe any of these.

Here is a list of a few things. All of the recipes are on my site.

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

Chocolate Pound Cake W/Fudge Frosting:

This one is really easy and you can make it the night before.

Chocolate Eclair Cake:

I had to make this today for a contest I won on my local news. It is really good.

Chocolate Chip Pie
Anonymous said…
Breakfast for dinner is one of our favorite meals. In fact, we try and take our adult kids and their family to breakfast out at least once a year. We meet at 10 p.m. and usually get home about midnight. It's such a fun thing to do. We call it our "midnight breakfast party."
Jess said…
I just wanted to tell you that we watched you on tv this morning!!!
You did a GREAT job!!!!
McBee said…
Mmmm. Thanks for the ideas MK! I think I'll try the Chocolate Eclair cake~that looks like it'll be a hit!
I'm dying to try that coconut syrup. It sounds perfect with chocolate chip waffles. Do you think something that delicious can still qualify as dinner?
Anonymous said…
Very good & easy to do...we all love them. I noticed the flour seems to settle to the bottom of the batter mixture...obvious when i pour out the leftovers. It may be a good idea to give the batter a quick stir before each dipping of the bread.